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post Jan 10 2011, 11:31 AM
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Still quite a way till release, and there isn't much info about this game yet. But i thought i may as well start a thread anyway.

Game Informer magazine recently published a new article exposing a number of new features. one of the main features is the levelling system which has been re-designed to allow more freedom to the characters. You're no longer bound to certain skills defined by your character class. You can choose skills and level them unlocking perks. Kind of like how Fallout works.

Another nice new feature is Dual wielding. Which allows you to equip any weapon or spell to each hand and using both at the same time. Obviously different combinations will give you different effects.

The character creation has been redefined also, allowing you to create characters in more depth.

The release date has been set for the 11.11.11. So we still have just under a year to wait.

Here is a teaser trailer, not much but it's still something:

I just found this on Wikia too:
Skyrim is a fictional region in The Elder Scrolls series of games. It is the home of the Nords.

Skyrim, the home of the Nords and the next base set of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Also known as the Old Kingdom or the Fatherland, was the first of the regions of Tamriel to be settled by humans, who migrated there from the land of Atmora in the north. The date of this migration is unknown, although it was during the time before the full flourishing of Elvish civlization. According to legend, Ysgramor landed first at Hsaarik Head, at the extreme northern tip of Skyrim's Broken Cape. It is said that he and his companions were fleeing a civil war in Atmora, which then supported a sizable population. They named the land Mereth, after the many elves that roamed the virgin forests of Tamriel.
For a long while, relations between the Elves and men were relatively peaceful. However, the Elves, seeing that the Nords, with their vastly shorter lifespans, fast rates of physical maturation and expedient (by Elvish standards) reproductive cycle, would eventually overtake them if left unchecked. At the time, men were viewed by Elves as being primitive and animal-like, and it was seen as no great moral remission to stop the spread of a potentially disastrous invasive species, who would destabilize the Tamrielic ecosystem. Thusly, Elvish pogroms razed the city of Saarthal on what became known as the Night of Tears. Only Ysgramor and two sons escaped back to Atmora, and, seeing the tenuous peace which had developed between the various factions, recognized the opportunity for their plight to become a great uniter for humanity as a whole. Within a few years, Ysgramor returned to Skyrim with an army known as the "Five Hundred Companions", composed of the heroes of the Atmoran civil war who, without much hesitation, drove the elves out and laid the foundations for the First Empire of Men.

Elves persisted within the borders of Skyrim until the reign of the Thirteenth of the Ysgramor Dynasty, King Harald, at the beginning of the First Era. Harald was the first to relinquish all holdings in Atmora (Until that time, the Nords of Atmora and Skyrim had been considered the same group), proclaiming that the people of Skyrim were an independent people. All humans on Tamriel are descended from these Nords, although some bloodlines run thin.

Vrage the Gifted started the expansion that would eventually lead to the First Empire of Men. Within fifty years of his reign, the Nords ruled all of Skyrim, as well as parts of High Rock, Cyrodiil, and the Dunmer lands of Morrowind. The acquisition of Morrowind was particularly bloody, still remembered in Morrowind today (The purpose of the formation of the Chimer-Dwemer kingdom of Resdayn was to expel the Nords).

The system which chose the successors to the empire eventually proved to be the Empire's undoing. For a great while the Moot, a gathering of the lords of the many different Holds, chose the successor to the Empire. This lasted well until the death of King Borgas, when the Moot failed to nominate the popular successor. From this came the disastrous Skyrim War of Succession, during which time High Rock, Cyrodiil, and Morrowind provinces seceded with little resistance from the Nords. The war did not end until the Pact of Chieftans, when the Moot was established to convene only when there was no clear successor.

Anyone else looking forward to this game? Oblivion was a mammoth of a game, and then fallout 3/vegas was created on an improved version of the same engine. So looking at Oblivion and Fallout, you can see a lot can be accomplished with the next Elder Scrolls addition. I've always enjoyed the fantasy landscapes and weaponry/magics offered in the Elder Scolls series.

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post Feb 15 2011, 10:56 PM
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Dammit, now I have another title to add to the list of games I want this year, but probably can't realistically afford.

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- DuPz0r   Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim   Jan 10 2011, 11:31 AM
- - bOnEs   as i hated oblivion, i will probably not get into ...   Jan 10 2011, 04:02 PM
|- - Massacre   Fuck. I was waiting for some info so I could make ...   Jan 10 2011, 07:01 PM
- - bOnEs   i don't dig the whole elf/orc/magical/fantasy/...   Jan 10 2011, 08:52 PM
- - Stoic Person Eater   I didn't like Oblivion at all. I tried playi...   Jan 10 2011, 09:20 PM
- - DuPz0r   Some new Info (some old): QUOTE The new engine bei...   Feb 15 2011, 10:30 AM
- - Massacre   Can't wait to see the first Orc screenshot. A...   Feb 15 2011, 06:54 PM
- - bOnEs   wow, if that's what the engine can do then thi...   Feb 15 2011, 08:38 PM
- - Marney1   Not normally into fantasy stuff but this [to me] l...   Feb 15 2011, 08:49 PM
|- - DuPz0r   QUOTE (Marney1 @ Feb 15 2011, 08:49 PM) N...   Feb 15 2011, 09:54 PM
|- - bOnEs   QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Feb 15 2011, 04:54 PM) .....   Feb 15 2011, 10:08 PM
- - bOnEs   the elder scrolls series more closely resembles du...   Feb 15 2011, 09:24 PM
|- - Marney1   QUOTE (bOnEs @ Feb 15 2011, 09:24 PM) the...   Feb 15 2011, 11:24 PM
- - Massacre   QUOTE (bOnEs @ Feb 15 2011, 04:24 PM) the...   Feb 15 2011, 10:05 PM
- - Massacre   Mass Effect 2 really isn't very RPG, it's ...   Feb 15 2011, 10:17 PM
- - bOnEs   maybe it's not so much the leveling-up RPG sys...   Feb 15 2011, 10:23 PM
- - Massacre   No inventory space, there's nothing to pick up...   Feb 15 2011, 10:48 PM
|- - bOnEs   QUOTE (Massacre @ Feb 15 2011, 05:48 PM) ...   Feb 15 2011, 11:04 PM
- - Edgecrusher   Dammit, now I have another title to add to the lis...   Feb 15 2011, 10:56 PM
- - DuPz0r   At the moment, L.A. Noire is at the top of my prio...   Feb 15 2011, 11:03 PM
|- - Edgecrusher   QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Feb 15 2011, 11:03 PM) At...   Feb 16 2011, 11:31 AM
|- - Massacre   QUOTE (Edgecrusher @ Feb 16 2011, 06:31 A...   Feb 16 2011, 06:55 PM
|- - DuPz0r   QUOTE (Edgecrusher @ Feb 16 2011, 11:31 A...   Feb 16 2011, 07:26 PM
|- - bOnEs   LA noire and uncharted 3 are the only games i am a...   Feb 16 2011, 08:19 PM
- - Massacre   QUOTE (bOnEs @ Feb 15 2011, 06:04 PM) now...   Feb 16 2011, 12:41 AM
- - Marney1   Wish I had as much time to play games as you lot.   Feb 16 2011, 09:08 PM
- - bOnEs   i think massacre is the one with the most free tim...   Feb 16 2011, 09:25 PM
|- - Marney1   QUOTE (bOnEs @ Feb 16 2011, 09:25 PM) i t...   Feb 16 2011, 09:53 PM
- - Edgecrusher   I generally get about an hours worth of gaming don...   Feb 17 2011, 11:27 AM
- - Massacre   ~1pm - ~2 am, with my other hobbies taking up my 2...   Feb 17 2011, 06:39 PM
- - DuPz0r   Some more new screens, not sure where they come fr...   Feb 22 2011, 07:00 PM
- - DuPz0r   Finally a gameplay trailer: Look at those lush ...   Feb 24 2011, 07:00 PM
- - bOnEs   wow, that was amazing!! this game is looki...   Feb 24 2011, 07:21 PM
- - Massacre   Stop talking, I'm trying to masturbate to this...   Feb 24 2011, 07:25 PM
- - Edgecrusher   Max Von Sydow was an awesome choice for the voicov...   Feb 27 2011, 01:42 AM

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